Storm Callum officially named as Waterford hit with Status Orange warning

BREAKING Storm Callum officially named as Weather Warnings upgraded to Orange for many areas

On Wednesday, Met Éireann confirmed that Ireland would be battered by wind and rain from Storm Callum, issuing an orange wind warning for several counties and a yellow weather warning for others.

Some tiles could blow off roofs.

The Met Office has upgraded its weather warning to amber for South Wales and is warning of possible flooding, power cuts and road closures.

A yellow wind warning is also in place for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Limerick and Tipperary.

Spray and flooding is also likely to lead to hard driving conditions and some road closures.

A Status orange warning for winds is in place for Cork and Kerry from 10pm on Thursday.

The Met Office said there is the chance of injuries and a danger to life from flying debris.

Power cuts, travel disruption and hard driving conditions are also predicted, with yellow weather warnings for wind covering Northern Ireland and western parts of Wales, England and Scotland throughout Friday.

Winds are expected to gust between 100 and 130 kilometres per hour. Winds will be strongest overnight and early tomorrow, gusting between 110kph and 130kph on the coasts.

Richard Brown, Pembrokeshire County Council's Head of Environmental Services and Public Protection, said that although Council staff would be working continuously to clear the roads, motorists would need to be vigilant. The worst of the winds will impact on Friday morning rush hour, people will be travelling in Scotland for October holidays.

It is because the storm is likely to coincide with high tides around the south Wales coast.

The country is bracing itself for Storm Callum today, while the National Emergency Coordination Group is set to meet this afternoon. There will be rough seas and large waves, making coastal areas risky.

South Wales is bracing itself for a two-day deluge that's expected to cause flash floods and travel chaos.

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